This is a guide on how to build a dashcam using the Raspberry Pi computer.
For my current built-in setup I am using a Raspberry Pi 2B, a Pi camera (with a wide angle lens) and a basic USB webcam. For the OS and rear video I use a 32Gb SD card and 64Gb USB storage for the Pi camera video and the dashcam log data (here’s a basic list of parts and prices).
Many settings are user definable, at the moment I have 1296×[email protected] for the Pi camera and 800×[email protected] for the USB camera. I can press a button to shutdown the dashcam when finished or simply leave it running from the car battery. Below are details on how it was made.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.